Jerusalem Unity Prize Welcomes Nominations for Local, National and Global Efforts To Unite the Jewish Community

logo_unity-prizeNominations are now being accepted for the second annual Jerusalem Unity Prize.

The award was created by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and the Shaer, Fraenkel and Ifrach families in memories of their sons Gil-ad, Naftali and Eyal.

In partnership with GESHER, the award was designed to harness the spirit of national unity and solidarity that came out of the kidnapping and subsequent murders of the three teens and inspire continued work to bridge divides within the greater Jewish community.

Nominations for the Prize will be accepted online through February 4, 2016. Prizes of up to 300,000 NIS total will be awarded in three separate categories of unity initiatives on the local, national and global levels.

The 2015 Unity Prize was awarded in June on Unity Day, where over 1 million people participated in educational and entertainment events worldwide. Unity Day this year will take place in early June 2016 with programs already being scheduled across the Diaspora.